New Delhi: In order to develop Haryana as an industrial hub, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has given assurance to ensure the participation of private sector in the industrial infrastructure development.

Hooda said, “The State government will ensure the land acquisition for development of infrastructure for industries. Under the cluster plan, the government will provide full cooperation to the small sector industries.”

Addressing the ASSOCHAM meeting, Hooda said, “Industrial and Investment Policy-2011 aims at the development of hinterland areas of the state, which requires full support from private sector, so that the pace of industrialization can be expedited.” He added the state is likely to attract investment worth Rs 1 lakh crore.

State Industry and Commerce Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala said Haryana achieved growth rate of 9.9 per cent during 2009-10 which is higher than the national growth rate of 8.6 percent.

Under the Delhi-Mumbai Corridor Project, the state government is chalking out plans for several infrastructure facilities. Industrial set ups are being boosted through the development of new industrial model township and villages.

Under the same project, Food Park and IT Park are also being developed. The CM opines that the growth rate will cross 10 per cent during next one decade. 135 km-long Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway will connect Haryana with the important parts of South, West, and East India.

Metro rail has reached Gurgaon and soon Faridabad and Bahadurgarh will also figure in the Metro map. During the meeting, Takashi Shimada of Indo-Japan Centre has suggested to develop the Indo-Japan Township in Haryana.

JPN/Bureau